The Illinois House of Representatives will not be in session on Saturday (tomorrow) but will return on Sunday at 4:00pm. There has been a new amendment filed on SB1966. This Amendment reduces the cost of the FOID from $50 for five years to $20 for five years. The rest of the onerous provisions, such as fingerprinting and forcing private transfers through FFLs, still remain. We are vehemently opposed to this entire bill. I expect this new amendment to go to Committee immediately on Sunday afternoon. If this bill makes it through Committee, it will be on the House floor very quickly. Be prepared to file witness slips opposing this new amendment. As I write this, the amendment has not yet been posted to Committee.
by Richard Pearson
On Tuesday, May 21st, the anti-gunners’ dream bill SB1966 HCA1 passed out of the House Judicial Committee and is on the order of Second Reading in the House of Representatives. If this bill passes the House it only has to go to the Illinois Senate for Concurrence. There will be no hearings, just a vote. While this bill claims to fix the Aurora problem, it does not. The shooter in Aurora had lied twice on federal government forms, as well as state forms. Each lie carried a perjury charge, he possessed a firearm illegally and no one did anything. The problem, we are told, is that the Illinois State Police (ISP) does not have enough resources. Really!
Ranges 8, 9, 10 and 11 are under water and closed.
It is critical that you call your State Representative now and urge that they not support this bill, SB1966, as amended, in a floor vote.